Solo: Islands of the Heart Pulls into the Dock on Consoles!

Thursday 1st August, 2019 – Manchester, England: Team Gotham and Merge Games are delighted to announce that Solo: Islands of the Heart, the colourful and thought-provoking puzzle experience, is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! You can read more about the launch via yesterday’s release on Xbox Wire.

Solo is a game about love. About love as fuel, the force that drives us.

It is a universal feeling, but each of us experiences it in a different way. Individually, it holds different meanings depending on a variety of factors such as culture, gender, sexuality or traumas. That’s why Solo explores this theme in an introspective way, to have the players identify and reflect on their own experiences.

Solo is a contemplative puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.

  • Reflect on love’s place in your life with a personal and introspective branching narrative.
  • Combine blocks with different properties offering multiple solutions for most puzzles.
  • Contemplate and explore a living world: take photos of the charming, colourful islands amidst tranquil tunes or play the guitar for cute creatures.

Nature and contemplation are also a huge part of Solo – you could feed the animals or just sit on a bench and take the time to think. After all, it’s up to you – Solo provides you with the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

The world is divided into archipelagos, and each archipelago is formed by small islands. Each island represents a unique puzzle the sailor will have to solve before getting to the Sleeping Totems and awakening them to answer a question about love and relationships. Using boxes, each with different properties and behaviours, the sailors can build their own paths to the Sleeping Totems on each island.

However, as is the case with love, most puzzles offer no unique solution.

Solo: Islands of the Heart released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 version released on the 30th July, the Xbox One version released on the 31st July, and the Nintendo Switch version on the 1st August. The game is priced at £14.99/ $19.99/ €19.99 and is also still available on PC via Steam .

About Team Gotham 

Founded in 2011, Team Gotham is a Madrid-based indie studio created by five university friends. Since then, they have been crafting detailed experiences in order to express themselves through the medium of games. More information about the studio can be found at http://www.teamgothammadrid.com/.  

About Merge

Merge is an independent video game publisher based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video games consoles. Merge also specialises in publishing collectable games for retail via its Signature Edition brand (www.signatureeditiongames.com). More information about Merge products can be found at www.mergegames.com.  

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PlayStation®4 Exclusive Battle Royale DOGFIGHTER –WW2- Will release in North America this coming Fall!



PlayStation® 4 Exclusive DOGFIGHTER –WW2-, the high-flying aerial Battle Royale will be released in North America this Fall. Developed by Grumpy, I-BONG and IGGYMOB, DOGFIGHTER – WW2- gives you the chance to take to the war torn skies of both the European and Pacific theaters of WW2 in a way you’ve never seen before.

The warplanes in DOGFIGHTER –WW2- are all authentic and replicated from their real-life World War 2 counterparts, and players will get experience dogfights in them via massive Battle Royals with up to 40 other players.

There will be two versions of the game available at launch: the Battle Royale mode of DOGFIGHTER –WW2- which will be free to play & the premium DLC campaign called “Into the Fire” which will provide a single story mode along with cinematic cutscenes. 

Features:

  • A real dogfighting Battle Royale with maximum of 40 players!!
  • Players can freely choose and customize warplanes in Battle Royale, ranging from the US Mustang fighters, to the Messerschimit BF-109, Zero-sen, and Spitfires.
  • Anyone who’s played an FPS or TPS will be able to easily get a hang of the arcade controls.

The real dogfighting Battle Royale game DOGFIGHTER –WW2-, will be released this Fall, with more information about the packages that will be available coming soon.

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MARVEL’S AVENGERS AND FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE LEAD SQUARE ENIX’S GAMESCOM 2019 LINE-UP

LONDON (7th August 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today announced its massive line-up of games and activities making their way to gamescom in Cologne, Germany later this month. From the 20th – 24th August in Hall 9, visitors can dive in and enjoy playable demos for Marvel’s Avengers and FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online, Trials of Mana™, as well as a playable demo for KINGDOM HEARTS III as seen in the release of the game earlier this year.

In a worldwide first, fans at Gamescom 2019 will play a hands-on demo for MARVEL’S AVENGERS Gamers at the Square Enix booth will battle as Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor experiencing the preliminary incident of this original Avengers story, launching on the 15th May 2020 simultaneously for thePlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC.

For the first time in Europe, visitors will experience the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKEwith a hands-on demo showcasing the reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre. Across 72 stations, show attendees will get their first look at the game before its release for the PlayStation®4 system on 3rd March 2020.

Trials of Mana, the latest title in the revered Mana series and full remake of the RPG classic, will make its global debut at the show with a brand-new playable demo. Entirely rebuilt and revamped with action-RPG battle, levelling and skill systems as well as modern 3D graphics, attendees can check out an early section of the game, playing as just some of the memorable characters that the full game will offer when it launches in early 2020.

Critically-acclaimed MMORPG FINAL FANTASY XIV Online returns to gamescom, with a booth powered by Acer® latest Predator™ gaming hardware to maximise everyone’s gaming experience. Intense challenges, great prizes and an exclusive programme of stage shows with the makers of the game including Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, and Main Scenario Writer and World Lore Creator Banri Oda will be taking place throughout the week, all culminating in a big cosplay competition on Friday 23rd August. Finally, the largest FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Fan Gathering to ever take place in Germany is set to shake Cologne on the evening of Friday 23rd August. More information on how to attend can be found here: https://sqex.to/F79nx

The SQUARE ENIX booth will also offer a sneak peek at merchandise prototypes for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, as well as an open demo space for visitors to try out the latest SQUARE ENIX PRODUCTS board games.

Life is Strange™ 2: Episode 4 ‘Faith’ debuts at gamescom 2019. Experience the trailer for the riveting next chapter in the Diaz brothers’ journey towards a new life in Mexico, as the story reaches its most thrilling and complex entry yet. The second season of the award-winning franchise from SQUARE ENIX External Studios and the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment, continues on August 22nd, 2019.

Title Information (Alphabetical order)

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
Available: 3 March 2020
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience, providing a great starting point to the series that dives deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original game. Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. For more information, visit: https://ffvii-remake.square-enix-games.com/en-gb

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC, Mac
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now
With more than 16 million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV Onlinecontinues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. Take part in the next chapter of the critically-acclaimed saga with the new legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS! A free trial is available at http://www.ffxiv-freetrial.com.

KINGDOM HEARTS III
Platform: Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now 
Having surpassed 5 million shipments and digital sales following its launch earlier this year, the critically acclaimed action-RPG KINGDOM HEARTS III returns to Gamescom with playable demos of worlds inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story. In KINGDOM HEARTS III, players join forces with Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across beloved Disney and Pixar worlds based on Toy Story, Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6 and more. For more information, visit: http://www.kingdomhearts.com/

MARVEL’S AVENGERS
Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Crystal Northwest™, and Nixxes Software
Available: 15th May 2020
Marvel’s Avengers is a story-driven, 3rd-person Action-Adventure game. Reassemble and rebuild your Avengers roster in the cinematic single-player campaign, then battle solo or online alongside friends in new missions around the globe. Customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and then harness their unique powers to defend the world from escalating threats for years to come.

Play the Beta first on PS4. Pre-Order for Beta Access at www.playavengers.com

Trials of Mana
Platform: Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, STEAM
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Early 2020
Trials of Mana is a full high-definition remake of the third entry in the Mana series, previously released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes in their battle to defeat monsters of destruction trying to take over the world whilst the power of Mana has been weakened. Players can choose between six main characters and supporting allies, the story will play out in different ways depending on the combination of the main character and allies in the party.

Related Links
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/squareenix
Official Twitter: @squareenix
Official Instagram: @squareenix
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/UKSquareEnix

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 144 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 74 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Nintendo and Microsoft are coming for your lootboxes! Is that Dock sale as good as you thought? Gotta collect ’em all! NES!

Those stories and more on this episode of Nintendo Switch Craft.

Intro

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Dragoncon

Story Links for this Episode

Dock sale update

NES Games for Sale!

Sharp making a display for Switch?

What can you do for free in DCUO?

Pokemon update

Print your own Switch Grip

Feedback

Email from JERMZ

Hi Bill,Just wanted to hear your thoughts on the Zelda clone people are calling it ( Genshin Impact)? On PS4, me personally I’m actually looking forward to playing this I’ve been watching some gameplay of it and yes it’s clearly taking a lot of inspiration from breath of the wild but is that such a bad thing? more breath of the wild until breath of the wild 2? Sure bring it! I seriously doubt the switch will bring it onboard but I’m Curious on your thoughts? Love the show.Jermz 4 U 

Outro

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On Episode … of Nintendo Switch Craft,

Have I got a deal for you, or maybe two. Smash is breakin’ records, and have we had it wrong all this time about Mr. Yokoi? Those stories and more on this episode of Nintendo Switch Craft.

Intro

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/ This episode of Switch Craft is made possible by Patrons like Otterscotch. – Get Switch Craft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/ Leave a voicemail for the show by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, and I may play it on the show!

Dragoncon

Story Links for this Episode

Get your docks here!

Gunpei Yokoi and the Gameboy

Feedback

YouTube comment from DKingDallas Gaming

About DCUO it also has to do with the fact that there is almost 10 years of dlc & that adds up to a lot of data on top of the base game.

YouTube comment from Mathieu Dugre

Favorite Game boy game was probably Mario Land. Finish this game over 100 times. Now i’m feeling old too.

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The only reason I still have an Xbox is for the NHL games. Would love to be able to play Nhl on my switch. This is ridiculous Ea! 

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Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast. Leave a voicemail for Stadiacast by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, we may even play it on the show.

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Main Discussion

Don’t forget GamesCom is coming.

NEWS

Story 1

Ninja leaves twitch for mixer

Story 2

Tencent releases its own cloud gaming solution

Story 3

Xcloud leaves some clues

Crowd Play

YouTube comment from Renegade Robs

Hi stadia cast I just found you and love the streams is on Spotify? Thx

YouTube comment from PowerFantastic

Stadia is just going to be a platform for optimized PC games, right? Why couldn’t you carry over the saves to your own desktop machine?

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I have noticed a ton of people either skip over it or don’t understand it but the free version of Destiny 2 on Stadia is the complete game including the yet released Shadowkeep expansion. That expansion alone is $40 so it is still a great deal. Food for thought for those unaware.

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Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

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